ALSO NOTED: Non-commercial ZigBee spec set for release;SBC buys 21,000 wireless notebooks; and much more...

> The ZigBee specification for ZigBee-based technology for non-commercial purposes is set to become public later this month. According to the ZigBee Alliance, the specification will be available for downloading in a free, read-only format from the ZigBee website. Article

> SBC Communications is purchasing 21,000 wireless notebooks for its field technicians. The Panasonic Toughbooks will provide wireless access customer service information, maps and diagnostic tools. Article

> Philly's muni-wireless roll out faces potential business, security and reliability problems. Article

> SMC Networks has introduced its EZ Connect 108G line of wireless 802.11b/g networking products. Release

> Cingular Wireless backs out of its plan to sell its interest in India's Idea Cellular. Article

And Finally... Paul Allen's very first rocket didn't travel very far. Article